The Quiltzette

October 24, 2016


Buttons, buttons!

We now have a larger selection of buttons, more are on the way, and we'll add to the assortment based on customer feedback. Buttons are a fun and colorful way to add pizazz to tote bags, organizers, crazy quilts, and more. Check them out the next time you're in the shop. 


New Fabric

This pretty collection is calling out to be made into a lovely quilt, table runner, or set of placemats. 


Challenge Entries Due

Halloween challenge entries are due this Thursday, October 27 no later than 6 p.m. Voting by customers and visitors will take place at the shop this coming Friday and Saturday. The winner will be announced on Monday and will receive a $50 gift certificate.

Entries for the Sock Challenge are due on Monday, October 31 no later than 6 p.m. Voting by customers and visitors will take place at the shop through Wednesday, November 9 and two winners - most elegant sock and craziest sock - will be announced on November 10 and will each receive a $25 gift certificate.

Get your entries in soon!


Win Your Dream Quilt

This event is "sold out." Call us at 970-565-7541 to be added to the cancellation list. We'll be confirming the 20 lucky participants by phone on Tuesday morning. If someone can't make it you might be able to take their spot and have a 1 in 20 chance to win 10 yards of fabric!


Quilting & Sewing Classes

Tea Time Placemats
Friday, November 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Make these paper pieced placemats and learn to insert the bias cut vein in the middle of the leaf design. This is a Judy Niemeyer pattern and the class will be taught by Judy Bryan. These placemats could be elegant or playful, depending on your fabric choices.

Landscape Quilting with Guest Instructor Patty Joy
Sunday, November 6, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you’re participating in our Landscape Challenge (or even if you’re not) you won’t want to miss this class with the very talented Patty Joy. The quilt pictured here is one of her original designs. Patty is delighted to share her extensive knowledge for making award winning landscape quilts. She has been working with this media for over ten years and has had her work included in many shows. She often starts with a photograph and works this into a large quilt. In the class, each student will lay down the foundation for a 17″x 11″ landscape utilizing techniques that Patty has learned from trial and error. You will learn good ways to transfer your design, stitch your fabrics down and ways to finish this charming little quilt. You will learn how to transfer your vision to fabric.

Click here to see all upcoming quilting/sewing classes.


Yarn Shop Classes

Fair Isle Cowl
Friday, November 4, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$35, plus supplies

Guest teacher Dana Jensen will teach Fair Isle knitting and you'll make a beautiful cowl while learning. Knitting with two colors at the same time, also known as stranded or colorwork knitting, is a wonderful skill to have in your repertoire.

Twined Bag
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$60, plus supplies

Guest teacher Caroline Spurgeon will teach a full-day class in twining on Saturday, November 5. Twining is an ancient technique that is quick and easy to do. Twining is suitable for a variety of projects and adaptable to many materials. Twined bags have many uses depending on the size and material used. They may be simple and durable bags for shopping, knitting or book bags, or elaborate bags made with fine yarns and intricate in design. Students will be working on their own adjustable loom. We will begin with the warping process and continue with the basic techniques and complete with finishing ideas. Students will leave class with a finished bag and ideas for twining more of these useful bags. Ages 14 up. Students need to bring scissors, heavy or bulky yarn to twine with – you may bring your own or buy yarn. Looms will be available to borrow or buy. Instructor will furnish warp yarn and items to accessorize your bag.

Beginning Knitting
November 9 & 16, 2016 (Two Wednesdays)
3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
$39, includes supplies

In this two-session class you will learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and bind off.  Anne Worthington will be the instructor. A pair of knitting needles and ball of yarn are included in the class feel. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome.

Click here to see all upcoming yarn shop classes.


Sale on the Q20
Starts on Monday!

From October 31 through November 7 save $500 on the BERNINA Q20 sit-down quilting machine. You can also apply for 60-month 0% financing during this same time period. This would be look great in your sewing room. Now is the time to treat yourself to this amazing machine. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
1:30 – 5:30
Free, pattern required if you plan to stay and make the project following the presentation

Learn the tips and tricks for stitching Amanda Murphy’s new Twinkle Appliqué Quilt. Make this charming throw size quilt and learn successful piecing techniques, blanket stitch applique, free motion quilting, and binding options. A video presentation will be followed by getting started on the project. You’ll also have the option to learn these techniques by making a small table runner instead of the full quilt. Either way, a fun project. Sign up today!


Help us Plan for 2017!


If you haven't already completed the
surveys we sent out on Saturday,
here are the links again. 

There are two surveys. 
You make respond to one or both. 
They are short. 




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